Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Reston, Virginia, USA:

I have the computer game Xylo by the Starbright Foundation (the Life Adventure Series) to teach my 7 year old child. Have you found computer education helpful for kids, or is it better to receive one-on-one education if they are newly diagnosed? Can you point to any studies on this?


A study was done on the Packy & Marlon game [Med Inform (Lond) 1997 Jan-Mar;22(1):77-89] and shown at the ADA meeting a couple of years ago on the decrease in visits to the ER by children who used the Packey & Marlon Nintendo games. We have used them in our clinic area for years, but have not done any studies. I think anything that gives a child a chance to interact and think about things related to his diabetes and that it is fun would be a benefit.


Original posting 31 May 1999
Posted to Social Issues: Community Resources


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:04
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.